The American Advertising Federation of Des Moines (AAF of Des Moines) held its annual ADDY® Awards show on Saturday, February 11, at the beautiful Hoyt Sherman Theater in Sherman Hill. The evening was a “Who Done It” murder mystery theme, complete with video clues and a live reveal of the killer work in the case of the Swingline 747. The event was attended by over 225 individuals from the local advertising community. Thirty-four companies entered their best creative advertising into the competition.
Judges from around the country were brought into Des Moines to judge nearly 300 creative pieces in early January. Entries were judged on creativity, originality and creative strategy. In total, 25 Gold ADDY® Awards and 44 Silver ADDY® Awards were presented at the show. Those that won Gold ADDYs will have their entries automatically forwarded to the district level competition. AAF of Des Moines would like to congratulate the following companies on winning local ADDY® Awards:
Eight Seven Central
Flying Hippo Web Technologies
Innova Ideas & Services
Iowa State University
The Integer Group
The Meyocks Group
Two Rivers Marketing
Trilix was awarded the coveted Best of Show honor for their client, Science Center of Iowa. To view the full list of winners, click here.
In addition, the club’s annual service awards were presented to three individuals:
About the ADDY Awards
The ADDY Awards Competition is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. Creative work is subjected to rigorous judging standards in local, district and national competitions. District ADDY Awards are presented in April and national ADDY Awards are presented in June. The ADDY Awards Competition is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
About AAF of Des Moines
The American Advertising Federation of Des Moines (AAF of Des Moines) is the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation – the nation’s largest and oldest advertising trade association. AAF of Des Moines represents members from all facets of the advertising community, including agencies, corporate marketing departments, media companies, vendors and non-profits.